Label: Nature Sounds
Catalog: NSD 808LP
"Keyboardist and composer Weldon Irvine is among the most celebrated jazz-funk artists of all time. A longtime bandleader for Nina Simone, he wrote the lyrics for Simone's iconic civil rights anthem 'To Be Young, Gifted and Black'. Throughout the 1970s, Irvine released a series of seminal albums full of deep, soulful, funky grooves, many of which were later mined for samples. The Sisters is a collection of lost tracks and demos from his late-1970s studio sessions with fellow jazz-funk luminary, Don Blackman. Featuring the hit single 'Morning Sunrise' (later famously sampled on Jay-Z's 'Dear Summer'), the album contains a potent mix of instrumental and vocal tracks that stand up with the best work in Irvine's impressive catalog."